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Once in a Lifetime

Greg Maddux of the Braves Is the Best Righthander in the Past 75 Years—but He Would Rather You Didn't Know It


Return of the Big Bopper

Down but determined to fight his way back to the top, Muhammad Ali turned 1974 into a year of great triumph


Magic Lives: Johnson Thriving 10 Years After HIV Announcement

Magic Johnson has pulled off one of the great comebacks in sports history, and it's got nothing to do with basketball


Rapture of the Deep

Carried away by love—for risk and for each other—two of the world's best freedivers went to the limits of their sport. Only one came back


The Ultimate Teammate

The Super Bowl rings are nice, but his greatest achievement grows out of a generosity of spirit that makes him a leader in the toughest times